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Five Women You Meet in Faith and Football — Bathsheba

As we celebrate the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the From the Touchline podcast feels a little different. We’ve been going through Soccer Chaplains United’s new devotional book, Five Women You Meet in Faith and Football. This five-week, daily devotional looks at the lives of five women who appear in Jesus’ lineage — Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary.

This week, we meet Bathsheba. The author of II Samuel 11 describes her as “exceedingly” beautiful. Sometimes we don’t feel beautiful. I know — I was ashamed of my body type and size for many years of life. Footballers, too, often have many self-image issues that they have to deal with. Some are internal and some are external. Today, we look at the issue of beauty and how we can reflect a God-given sense of beauty. Our faith should help us think differently about beauty.

Click here to get a copy of Five Women You Meet In Faith and Football.

From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.

Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).

Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccrChapUtd, in the Apple and Google store.